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Reported Arsenal target completes shock move to Fulham 0

Posted on July 12, 2018 by David Nugent

Reportedly, Arsenal target Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri has completed a shock move to Premier League new boys Fulham from Nice for a fee reported to be in the region of £18million.

Seri had been continually linked with a move to both Arsenal and Chelsea. Both London giants were linked with £35million bids for the midfielder last summer. However, the midfielder has now joined Fulham for a much smaller fee than mooted in the past.

Arsenal must be happy with their midfield options

It seems that Arsenal are satisfied with their midfield options. The Gunners already had the likes of Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny available to new boss Unai Emery before the summer transfer window opened.

Wenger’s future 0

Posted on July 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a few months now since we initially learned that Arsene Wenger would be leaving his role as the manager of Arsenal Football Club. It was a transition that was easier for some than others, but overall, it was probably the right decision given the circumstances. Now, it’s time to have a think about the Frenchman’s future as we ponder what would be the best move for him – and Arsenal fans – moving forward.

Patrick Vieira becomes Nice head coach 0

Posted on June 11, 2018 by David Nugent

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has become the head coach of Ligue One side Nice. The former Gunners star had previously spent two and a half years as head coach of MLS franchise New York City FC. Vieira’s contract in the Big Apple was due to expire in November, so he has made the move back to Europe.

Received a phone call from Arsenal

Vieira reportedly received a phone call from Arsenal to tell him that he was not set to replace outgoing Gunners Arsene Wenger this summer, with Unai Emery replacing the veteran French boss instead. The Frenchman is believed to have been disappointed at the so-called ‘token gesture’.

Lucas Perez may just have a part to play at Arsenal 1

Posted on May 24, 2018 by David Nugent

Most people expected Spanish striker Lucas Perez to leave Arsenal this summer after he spent last season on-loan at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga. His agent was talking as if he was all but gone from the north London club. Even saying that Serie A outfit Lazio had been in touch over Perez’s availability.

Emery’s arrival good news for Perez

However, according to Spanish publication El Desmarque, Perez could have a future at Arsenal after all, as the Gunners new head coach Unai Emery is a big fan of the 29-year-old.

Unai Emery and Arsenal could be a good match 0

Posted on May 23, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal confirmed that Unai Emery as their new head coach earlier today. The Spaniard has signed a two-year-deal with the north London outfit.

Emery only emerged as a candidate for the job on Monday, when reportedly Mikel Arteta decided he did not want the job due to transfer restraints. The Gunners have acted quickly to get their man though and he will be managing the team next season.

Can work on a budget

Media reports suggest that the new Arsenal boss will have just £50million to spend this summer, which by Premier League standards is chicken feed. However, the new boss will also be able to spend any money recouped from the sale of players this summer.

Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as boss 0

Posted on May 22, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are set to name former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement. In my article yesterday, I wrote that Emery had emerged as an alternative to Mikel Arteta and it seems the Spaniard will now become the Gunners next boss.

Emery was reportedly in London on Monday for talks with club officials for talks over the job. It seems the 46-year-old impressed them with whatever he had to say.

Arteta wanted more control

According to reports, former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta withdrew from the race on Monday, as the Spaniard wanted more control over incoming transfers, as the club reportedly are only prepared to give the next head coach a budget of around £50million.

Could Unai Emery emerge as Arsenal alternative to Arteta? 0

Posted on May 21, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the London Standard, Arsenal will hold talks later today with former PSG boss Unai Emery about becoming the clubs new boss. Former Arsenal captain and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta was reported to be close to the job. However, it now seems the north London club want to speak to Emery before any appointment.

Emery an interesting choice

Unai Emery would certainly be an interesting choice of replacement for veteran boss Arsene Wenger, who is leaving the role after 22 years with the club this summer.

Santi Cazorla set to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on May 20, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Mirror and Spanish TV, Arsenal’s veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to return to Spanish club Villarreal this summer after 18 months of injury hell in north London.

The reports claim that Cazorla is set to return to his former club and that the Yellow Submarine are in ‘advanced negotiations’ to sign the 33-year-old this summer. There is even a claim that he is ready to link up with Javi Calleja’s team in July for pre-season training.

Arsenal to compete with rivals for Bayer Leverkusen star 0

Posted on May 19, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are set to compete with a host of rival Premier League clubs to sign Bayer Leverkusen starlet Leon Bailey this summer. The 20-year-old is also reported to be of interest to Chelsea and Manchester United.

However, the Premier League trio are not the only ones interested in the highly-rated winger. Reports from German suggest that Bayer has already turned down a £52million off from Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, telling the Bavarian giants that they want £88million for the Jamaican-born star.

Striker set to leave Arsenal this summer 0

Posted on May 17, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that Spanish striker Lucas Perez could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium on a permanent basis this summer. Perez spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, who suffered relegation to the Spanish Segunda.

In truth, Perez failed to impress at the club where he first made his name. He has little chance of staying with the north London club, especially with the exit of veteran Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

In-demand elsewhere

According to his agent Rodrigo Fernandez, Italian club Lazio wants to sign Perez this summer. Fernandez is reported to have said: “Lazio asked for him last year, but nothing came of it.



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